from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Plural of Carbonaro.


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  • Besides which he had already dipped into the conspiracies of the French "carbonari"; he had been arrested, and released for want of proof; and finally, as he called the newspaper proprietors to observe, he had lately grown a mustache, and needed only a hat of certain shape and a pair of spurs to represent, with due propriety, the Republic.

    Parisians in the Country

  • For this reason Buonarroti opposed the armed rising organized by Mazzini in 1833, issuing a secret decree in which he forbade his comrades of the carbonari to give any assistance to the insurgents, whose triumph, he said, could not fail to give rise to the creation of a new ambitious aristocracy.

    Political Parties; a Sociological Study of the Oligarchical Tendencies of Modern Democracy

  • A revolutionary dictatorship was also foreshadowed in the minimum program of Mazzini's republican party, and this led to a rupture between Young Italy and the socialist elements of the carbonari.

    Political Parties; a Sociological Study of the Oligarchical Tendencies of Modern Democracy

  • Filippo Buonarroti, the Florentine, friend and biographer of Gracchus Babeuf, a man who at one time played a heroic part in the French Revolution, 319 and who had had opportunities for direct observation of the way in which the victorious revolutionists maintained inequality and endeavoured to found a new aristocracy, resisted with all his might the plan of concentrating the power of the carbonari in the hands of a single individual.

    Political Parties; a Sociological Study of the Oligarchical Tendencies of Modern Democracy

  • If we get to shooting, wild as the country is, some one is sure to hear it, and then -- why then it's the same thing, only different, as they say: caged by law, or killed by _carbonari_.

    The Lock and Key Library Classic Mystery and Detective Stories: Modern English

  • Jesuits and absolutists were once more masters, and reaction again alternated with conspiracy, risings, desperate carbonari plots.

    The Life of William Ewart Gladstone, Vol. 1 (of 3) 1809-1859

  • Count Regniati, an Italian, and the jolliest fellow in the world "-- he adds this as a set-off against his nationality, which may, he evidently thinks, suggest secret societies, daggers, carbonari --" married my Aunt.

    Happy-Thought Hall

  • How can they can be got together, I marvel -- priests and philosophers, legitimists, and carbonari!


  • But networks of liberals - Italian carbonari, Freemasons, English Radicals - continued to operate underground, communicating across societies and providing a common language for dissent.

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  • That every puir fellow as has no gret brains in his head will be left to his superstition, an 'his ignorance to fulfil the lusts o' his flesh; while the few that are geniuses, or fancy themselves sae, are to ha 'the monopoly o' this private still o 'philosophy -- these carbonari, illuminati, vehmgericht, samothracian mysteries o' bottled moonshine. An 'when that comes to pass, I'll just gang back to my schule and my catechism, and begin again wi' 'who was born o' the Virgin Mary, suffered oonder

    Alton Locke, Tailor and Poet An Autobiography


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